Spot the Differential

Fit-again Laporte among the differentials for FPL Double Gameweek 30+ and beyond

It’s Double Gameweek time in Fantasy Premier League and with just nine rounds of fixtures to go, finding a stand-out differential now could play a vital role in final mini-league standings.

This time, two of our picks have Double Gameweeks to enjoy, whilst the third spot is reserved for a budget midfielder whose pre-lockdown stats caught the eye of several of our Scouts.

As always, all three options we have picked out as differentials have an FPL ownership of 5% or less.

Aymeric Laporte

→ How many FPL points did Aymeric Laporte register across Manchester City's three Double Gameweeks?
  • FPL ownership: 3.1%
  • Price: £6.3m
  • GW30+ – 34+ fixtures: ARS + BUR | che | LIV | sou | NEW

With Aymeric Laporte (£6.3m) injured for most of the season, Manchester City have often looked vulnerable defensively.

His absence led to Fernandinho’s (£5.1m) deployment at centre-back, and whilst the Brazilian has impressed in his new role, neither Nicolás Otamendi (£4.9m) nor John Stones (5.3m) have looked particularly convincing alongside him, with frequent lapses of concentration.

Laporte took part in a training match at the Etihad Stadium last Thursday, and it’s likely he’ll take his place as first-choice centre-back against Arsenal.

His return will be a huge boost to City, who have missed his pace and ability to play out from the back and initiate attacks from deeper positions. He’s left-footed too, so brings much-needed balance to the backline, and Guardiola’s team look far more assured when the 26-year-old plays.

In fact, the Citizens have kept five clean sheets in Laporte’s seven league starts this season, and notably, they are unbeaten this season with him in the starting XI.

City will move seven points clear of third-placed Leicester City with a win over Arsenal and have won their last six matches against the Gunners in all competitions.

The second part of their Double Gameweek sees them take on Burnley, who they comfortably dispatched 4-1 in the reverse fixture back in December.

Whether Laporte lines up alongside Fernandinho, Otamendi or Stones, he is a strong under-the-radar pick and if he gets two starts, a repeat of his 2018-19 Double Gameweek heroics could be on the cards.

Oliver McBurnie

Lundstram
  • FPL ownership: 0.5%
  • Price: £5.7m
  • GW30+ – 34+ fixtures: avl + new | mun | TOT | bur | WOL

Before football ground to a halt in March, Yorkshireman Oliver McBurnie (£5.7m) was beginning to realise his potential.

The striker had become a regular at Bramall Lane, starting seven consecutive league games, which saw the Blades collect 14 points.

Whilst he could only deliver a solitary goal during that run, his numbers were encouraging. In fact, only four forwards registered more shots in the box between Gameweeks 22-29, and he was perhaps unfortunate not to score more, with an xG of 3.04.

McBurnie also sits top amongst all forwards this season for headed goal attempts per 90, and with Sheffield United’s opponents in Gameweek 30+, Aston Villa and Newcastle United, both looking vulnerable defending crosses, he could be the Blade to benefit.

Sheffield United are seventh in the table and chasing Champions League football. A win at Villa Park will move them up to fifth, and ahead of their two road trips, it’s worth noting they’ve only lost two of their 13 away matches in the Premier League this season, with those defeats coming against Liverpool and Manchester City.

Whilst it’d be a surprise to see any Sheffield United forward lasting the full 90 minutes in both Double Gameweek fixtures, McBurnie has featured in all but two of their league matches this term, and having upped his performance level in 2020, now could be his time to shine.

Ondrej Duda

  • FPL ownership: 0.1%
  • Price: £4.7m
  • GW30-34 fixtures: SOU | EVE | ars | BHA | wat

Attacking midfielder Ondrej Duda (£4.7m) joined Norwich City from Hertha Berlin in January, after falling out of favour with then-boss Jurgen Klinsmann.

Having started every league game since his arrival as a no. 10, he has just a solitary assist to his name, but the stats suggest he should have had more.

Since making his Canaries debut in Gameweek 23, the Slovakia international has created 15 chances – that’s six more than teammates Emiliano Buendia (£6.0m) and Todd Cantwell (£4.7m). In fact, amongst all midfielders, only James Maddison (£7.5m), Kevin De Bruyne (£10.6m) and Jack Grealish (£6.4m) have registered more.

Over the same period, he’s taken eight shots, which is equal to Buendia and trumps Cantwell, suggesting attacking returns could be imminent.

Norwich are six points adrift of safety but have a favourable run-in. They don’t face anyone currently higher than ninth until the last three games, and return to Carrow Road having won their last match against Leicester City. They have now won two and drawn two of their previous five home matches, with their only defeat in that run coming against Liverpool.

Up next is a Southampton side who had lost their last three away matches in all competitions before football was suspended, conceding at least three goals on each occasion, whilst their backline allowed more big chances than all teams bar Aston Villa over the last six Gameweeks.

Selected in just 0.1% of FPL squads, differentials don’t come much bigger than £4.7m midfielder Duda, and we’re backing him to deliver.

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  1. cheeky moses
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Looking for a bit of advice. Who would you rather have:
    A) Aguero, Pepe
    B) Vardy, Sterling

    1. manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A this week, B long term

    2. azamn013
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A

  2. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    A) Lascelles Lundstrom
    B) Fernandez Egan

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      B

      1. trinzoo
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Why?

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Fernandez bps magnet
          Egan nailed

          1. trinzoo
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Fair enough, thanks!

  3. MESSINHO
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Hi chaps. BB activated, and I'm currently on this:

    Leno - Hendo

    TAA - Egan - Stevens - Lascelles - Saiss

    KdB (C) - Mahrez - Grealish - El Ghazi - Saka

    Auba - Kun (VC) - Jimi

    Two questions:

    Which 2?

    1) Lascelles
    2) Saiss
    3) Targett

    Which pair?

    A) Basham + Mount
    B) Basham + Barnes
    C) Stevens + El Ghazi.

    Thanks guys!

    1. Parm
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Saiss & Targett

      Bash & Barnes

  4. pingissimus
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Just seen Saiss is high on the card tightrope. Make sense to switch to Boly?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Only if keeping him after this GW. For this GW it does not matter.

      1. pingissimus
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Holding him - I'd expect to play him off and on switching in and out with SU defence and Lascelles. Really don't want a defensive transfer.

        Is there a suspension once you get to ten until the end of season?

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      If money no issues, no brainer pal
      He's mailed & bps magnet too

      1. pingissimus
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        ty

        My bb team might amuse you - are we close?

        Ederson
        TAA Lund Egan
        KdB Son Fern Grealish
        Vardy Auba Jota

        Hendo Saiss Lascelles Sarr

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Love it bro
          We're pretty close. Why are you not going for Aguero ??
          I can get same team tbh

          1. pingissimus
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Just don't see the minutes happening. Might make last minute switch of course.

            Other issue is Auba I see as a midterm hold whereas Kun would be a one week wonder for me. The team only really nods to the DGW - really thinking midterm as no WC to come.

            See 2 main routes. Cashing in premium forward for Liverpool mid or a gk for Martial. Much prefer latter option.

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Fair enough
              GL bro !!

  5. Parm
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Getting very worried as a Sterling owner....

    https://twitter.com/FplLeaker/status/1273207007047233536

    1. internal error
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      That team has been confirmed by FPLITK and FPLREALLINEUPS

      1. Bubz
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Who are they

        1. internal error
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          All part of the fake twitter accounts watsapp group

    2. Thescaff
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      You not muted him yet?.?

    3. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Utter rubbish.

      1. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Can you be sure Ted. Can't help the seed of doubt being sown. I know we should ignore

          1. Pumpy Pro
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Thanks.

    4. Rasping Drive (BSC Small Bo…
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Nah. His account was set up June 2020. Sounds like a troll.

      1. Parm
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I DM'd him to see where he gets his sources, looks 100% legit.

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I'll have you know he is a 6 x Top 1,000,000 player!

    5. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Doesnt even have 11 players in it

      1. mynameisq
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        He did he just missed it off

        1. internal error
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Kolarov was missed off

      2. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Laporte. He says he missed it off

      3. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Lol

    6. tm370
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Take it with a pinch of salt imo. The poster jumped on some legitimate SHU news from another poster to establish some authenticity but I expect much of the other stuff is bs.

    7. Sir Edo
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Hi again after a long brake!
      I'll take a Sterling 30min, with a certain start next game..

    8. _sidney_will
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Would rather he didn’t start tonight and started vs Burnley instead

  6. FPL Dancer
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Overall Rank: 54k (All Chips in Hand)

    Find out why I'm choosing Saka, Mari and McBurnie

    Click on the youtube video below!!
    https://youtu.be/DnB6srV8eXI

    1. _sidney_will
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Mari is a good choice, just prefer Leno as my Arsenal DF

    2. JelliedSpark968
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Nice video. Never thought of Mari before

    3. Big Ronnie
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Was all set on my BB team but now not sure on El Ghazi and Saka.

      Hendo, Leno
      TAA, Doherty, Lund, Baldock, Lascelles
      KDB, Mahrez, Grealish, El Ghazi, Saka
      Aguero, Auba, Jimenez

      So which would you prefer?

      A) Baldock, El Ghazi & Saka
      B) Egan, Mount, Doug Luiz (or anyone below £4.5m)

    4. Reeker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Lundstram or Egan.

      Cantwell or Duda.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Would love answers on this too.

        1. gryffsonofarthur
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Me three

      2. Kitman
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        for the first one, i would go with Egan first and then see if there is any team sheet update before the game locks in, if Lund starts - whoosh him in

        No idea who Duda is so i'd say Cantwell 🙂

    5. Jafooli
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Looking to make it 10 x 1st Gameweek Rank in a row this GW

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        This morning would have been perfect for this pal.
        Now it's too late.
        Pages flying 😀

        GL for that bdw.

        1. Jafooli
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          And you 😉

    6. Dunk mee jesus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Gtg lads

      Leno
      Taa, Baldock, doherty
      Kdb(c), sterling(vc), grealish, fernandes
      Nketiah, aguero, jota

      Bench, button, duda, lascelles, aarons

    7. OneDennisBergkamp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A - Leno & Ayew
      B - McCarthy & Samatta

    8. ludaslol
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Which scores more? WC next week if needed

      A) Henderson, TAA, Sterling, Samatta

      B) Ederson, Basham, Auba, Bruno

      1. Thescaff
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        B

      2. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        B, just

    9. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Last one....(again)
      A. Sterling(c) Jesus Cantwell
      B. Mahrez Aguero(c) Barnes

      1. Thescaff
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        B

      2. FOMFF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        B

    10. KANTEnders
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Reina nailed?

      1. Thescaff
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Big wage, started last 6. The other chap conceded 6 in his last game

    11. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      So is the consensus, BB this week if you have wc intact and FH if you've already used ur wc?

      1. Thescaff
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Correct

    12. Ceebes
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      What are people doing to deal with Hanley injury?

      0.1 ITB, trying to work out a way to get to Lascelles.

      Team:

      Henderson - Leno
      TAA - Lundstram - Egan - Hanley* - Saiss
      KdB - Mahrez - Mount - Grealish - Cantwell
      Auba - Aguero - Jota

      Thanks!

    13. The Red Devil
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Pick A or B for DGW 30+ only, will WC in 31+

      A- Stevens targett saiss Sterling mount saka ayew

      B- lundstram Doherty Ward Mahrez Bruno McGinn nketiah

    14. FPL Kakarot
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      This changes a lot if true....

      https://soundcloud.com/planet-fpl/city-spoiler-planet-skyff-ep

      1. Jafooli
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Cat amongst the pigeons 😆

      2. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Jesus!!!... so you speak

        1. Jafooli
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Already in my team 😎

      3. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Too long. What they saY?

        1. JelliedSpark968
            1 month, 22 days ago

            It's in the first 30 seconds. They say Aguero most likely won't play

        2. Bubz
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Are they reliable?

      4. nozza
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Late to the party here
        Does the Week 30+ Wildcard have to be used this week or does it carry?

        Thanks

      5. gryffsonofarthur
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        A) Bellerin, Egan, Cantwell

        Or

        B) Saiss, Egan, Saka

        1. JelliedSpark968
            1 month, 22 days ago

            B

        2. gaurava1216
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Which is better?

          A) Lascelles + Mount
          B) PVA + Cantwell

        3. Kuyt Hero
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Kind of want Samatta over Jota, but it leaves 0.7 in the bank that I don't know how to use, weird dilemma...

        4. dezille
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Who takes corners in place of Fleck? (I know Norwich does on one side)

          1. FPL Kakarot
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Norwood

        5. HP18
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Good luck all!
          Help appreciated:

          A) Pepe, Jiminez & Lundstram
          OR
          B) Mane, McBurnie & Targett

          1. n-doggg
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            A

          2. azamn013
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            A

        6. Bishopool
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          So..

          I have 3 Wolves and 3 Liverpool players at the moment. Would you keep them for a rest of the season and play Free Hit? Or WC3 with ManU and Spurs players?

          1. Team Cruel
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            You've got unlimited transfers

        7. Forza Papac
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          KDB and Aguero EO's to be >100 this GW?

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 22 days ago

            For sure.
            Alongside Auba & Grealish i guess

        8. Giorgi89
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Hi lads,

          Any Villa fan that could help deciding between Reina and Nyland between the sticks for DGW?
          Only have 4.5m ITB and want to have a second DGW GK 🙂

          Cheers

        9. n-doggg
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          A. Saka and Samatta
          B. Mount and nketiah

          1. Hansel
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            b

        10. Niho992
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          A : Aguero, Mahrez, Nketiah
          B: Abraham, Sterling, 9.5 FWD

          1. JelliedSpark968
              1 month, 22 days ago

              A

          2. Hansel
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            A) Stevens + Egan
            B) Baldock + Lundstram

            1. n-doggg
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              B for a gamble

            2. TONY123
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              A for me, safety of starts and Stevens is the best option out of all of them.

            3. JelliedSpark968
                1 month, 22 days ago

                B